Sometimes I run,
Sometimes I hide,
Sometimes I’m scared of you…
–Brittney Spears, Sometimes
It didn’t matter how far she moved away, the mocking laughter was always there, surrounding her, hounding her, letting her know that all of her attempts to escape were in vain.
“You can’t escape, darling,” the voice taunted, “Wherever you run, I will be there waiting. Wherever you hide, the light will shine.”
Sweat trickled down her neck, disappearing into the opaque clothing that she always wore. Her eyes darted about, but found no one stepping forth from the shadows. Harsh light glared down at her and only her ability to quickly adjust her eyesight saved her from being blinded.
“And though you have always loved the light, you find that it is not what you thought it was, was it?” the voice continued, “Not so comforting nor warm.”
She continued to run, but the harsh light followed after her and the shadows only grew larger.
“You can’t escape something in your own mind~!” the voice, her voice, singsonged at her.
She closed her eyes and kept running.
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. —Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
Little snippet inspired by today’s prompt from Light and Shade Challenge. It’s only a little snippet because I’m still sick with that cold and having a hard time doing more than little snippets of work. Just can’t think.
EDIT: Got the first quote slightly wrong, Thanks, joetwo, for pointing it out to me.